The Kelly Swancho by Melanie Depcinski

The Kelly Swancho

February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
Graded for XS-5XL
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This pattern is available for free.

This oversized swancho (sweater + pancho) is just the piece for strolling down a city street on a traveling adventure or hanging out in the back of the library doing research. Layer it over a dress, wear it with high waisted jeans, or pop it on with knee high boots and leggings to create any look you need to be comfortable but chic.

As it goes, most of my pieces have a lot of ease built into them for maximum comfort. I live my mom-life on the go and frequently design clothing that will work well everywhere from the grocery store to the playground and that usually means they need to allow for a wide range of movement.

Generous ease paired with the unbeatable drape of Lion Brand’s Coboo yarn make for a garment that is sure to be a staple in any maker’s wardrobe.

One of the ways I have recently been exploring design is through what I lovingly call the “Friends” series. This is a collection of patterns inspired by the people in my life, past and present.

The inspiration for this piece, Kelly, is a beautiful individual I met many years ago when I was just starting to figure out that I could choose who I was.

Kelly opened my eyes to music, to my own ethnocentrism, and to a freedom of expression I had never experienced before. She is one of those people who always remain an important part of you, even though you may go years and months without seeing one another or having a real conversation.

She was such a formative part of my life, from being there for my first kiss, to standing by me at my wedding, that no matter where life takes us, she will be a part of my story.

Supply List

Craft Yarn Council Category 3 Yarn

Lion Brand Coboo, Bamboo Cotton Blend

232 yds/100 g/3.5oz

XS (S,M,L) (XL,2XL,3XL) (4XL,5XL)

6 (7, 7, 8) (8, 9, 9) (10, 10) balls

Size G 4mm Crochet Hook